There is no doubt that I am the happiest when I am creating. Working a full time job and part time job in addition to pursuing my art career is definitely a juggling act. If if wasn't for the support of my family, friends and significant other, I would not be able to do all that I try to accomplish. I am extremely thankful for them. This week I have devoted my creative time to trying to update my Etsy shop. I hope you will take time to see what I have available. You might even find something that catches your eye. While I still have some work to photograph and add, I certainly don't want to neglect the orders I have to fill. Currently I am completing a Blue Mixed Media Paper Flower for my friend Darryl's wife and two sets of Owl Greeting Cards for my friend Melanie. I am blessed to have friends who believe in me and support local artists such as myself!
This year has been an amazing year for me in terms of my art reaching more people. I was interviewed by David Weatherly of Fox 8 for the Roy's Folks series and invited to participate in the Roy's Folks Annual Arts and Crafts Show to benefit the Salvation Army. If you would like to see my interview, follow this link http://myfox8.com/2015/08/24/turning-the-ordinary-into-the-extraordinary/#ooid=U2YnE2dzpEsaopfStmrLTmt_KYpU4wPN. Just try not to laugh too hard at my southern accent!
Here is a picture of dad and I on Fox 8 to promote Roy's Folks a week before the event. My dad is a natural!
Just a quick sneak peek at the set up before the doors open for Roy's Folks. Dad and I were able to set up next to each other. We had a lot of fun. Sold a few things. But the best part was just spending time with my dad. I am grateful to have grown up with a craftsman. If he didn't know how to do something, he found a book and learned. I learned so much from him.
Happy Holidays everyone! I do apologize for not being more consistent at blogging. This is a busy time of year for most artists. Lots of arts and crafts fairs. Working full time as an Activity Director in a Memory Care limits the number of events I can participate in and still have time to create. I was able to participate in Leanne Pizio's Keep it Local Fall Show and my first Roy's Folks Arts & Crafts Show. I am currently working on commission orders. In lue of participating in any arts and crafts shows until the spring I am working to update my Etsy shop. It is amazing how much work goes into being an artist. It's not just creating the work. A large portion of time is spent just trying to get it out in the public eye.
As always I appreciate your continued support of artists such as myself through the likes and shares as well as the follows and purchases. It's all important and appreciated!
Be safe this busy Holiday season and please share some type of hand made art with your friends and family!
I'm Jennifer Nichols, a mixed media artist from North Carolina. I enjoy capturing the essence of nature through a variety of materials. I incorporate found objects such as strainers and bottle caps into my work. I am drawn to these items but it is also important to me to do my part to protect our environment by keeping things out of the land fill.